MacDonald Ranch Dentist

Two-Implant Overdenture Locators

Cost: $7,500
Benefits:
• Promotes better chewing & digestion
• Secures prosthetic teeth in place by snapping into implants
• Maintains bone levels and prevents further bone and soft tissue recession, and reduces need
for replacement of traditional dentures as often
• Helps retain facial features, facial muscles, and structure
• Dentures with dental implants are more comfortable and function better
Concerns / Disadvantages:
• Only two implants – implant and tissue supported prosthesis – Prosthesis is designed to rock
during function
• With only two implants, will have continued bone loss along back part of prosthesis
• Implants, and the prosthesis, just like teeth can develop problems and need repairing or
replacing – always recommend annual checkups
• More sophisticated dental needs and likely need to continue seeing a specific specialist
• Overall cost and time needed to complete procedures may be concerns
• May be possible to add additional implants later. May require metal framework if additional
implants added.
Overdenture Maintenance:
• Annual Checkup
• Nylons wear out – need replacing every six to eighteen months
• Possible teeth or acrylic breaking – easy and fairly cost effective to fix, may have to go without
teeth for a single day or a few days

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